The benefits of digital technology are innumerable in terms of functionality, cost and space. However the physical, intuitive aspects of analog style mixers can never be discounted either. Our motto in designing the console: mix with your ears, not with your eyes. It was with this philosophy in mind that we made the best use of the technology at our disposal to offer digital features that make a difference, without overshadowing the familiar analog attributes of mixing.
- Fast Flexible Patching
Patching and assigning channels has always been one of the most trying aspects of mixing with an analog console. Using the 01V96i's versatile, easy-to-use patching system, all available inputs, outputs, effects, channel inserts —and now USB I/O— can be assigned to any of the console's channels or outputs. For example, any of the effect processors can be assigned to an auxiliary bus for send-type operation, or inserted directly
into any input channel as required. Centralized control means you'll never have to run around to physically re-patch cables whenever you need to reconfigure the system. Patch setups can be stored in the 01V96i patch library for instant recall at any time.
- Precision Motor Faders That Do More Than Just Mix
All of Yamaha's professional digital mixing consoles feature motor faders for a reason. A mixing engineer needs to be able to see exactly where levels are at all times, and without motor faders, every time you recall a previously stored scene or remotely control your mixer from external devices, the mix you hear will be totally different from what is represented by the faders on the console. This can cause considerable confusion and affect your workflow dramatically. Why run the risk of blowing your mix by compromising on such a crucial feature? Yamaha's 100mm motor faders are the end result of the extensive research and analysis put into making our top-line digital mixers. With the intuitive, physical control they afford, these precision faders will ensure that your previously stored settings not only sound exactly the same, but look just as they did when you saved them. What's more, multiple monitor mixes can be recalled and modified instantly and intuitively via the sends on fader function.
- Intuitive "Selected Channel"
“Selected Channel” controls are the "hands-on" channel controls for the currently selected input and output channel, with analog style buttons and knobs that allow you direct access and control of essential parameters. This Yamaha-designed configuration has become a classic as well the de-facto industry standard, and is familiar territory to most experienced engineers.
- Layer Switching and Fader Mode
One of the greatest advantages of digital control is that it adds extraordinary power and flexibility to your console without taking up valuable space. The 01V96i has 16 channel faders and one stereo master fader. The channel faders can be instantly switched to handle input channels 1-16, 17-32, MASTER (8 AUX and 8 BUSES) or REMOTE via the console's LAYER switches. In the REMOTE layer, you can control major DAW software or create custom fader layers with which you can assign any in/out channels you like. The Fader MODE keys switch the 01V96i faders between fader and auxiliary level control instantaneously. Powered by fast, precise motor-driven mechanisms, the faders respond immediately by moving to the settings of the corresponding mode.
- Versatile Channel Pairing
In addition to being able to pair faders "horizontally," corresponding faders in adjacent layers can be “vertically” paired, allowing each physical channel fader to be used for stereo channel control. Multiple stereo channels can thus be controlled from a single layer with a whole list of linked parameters.